26 February 2020

All the Ways We Said Goodbye - Book Review

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
Publication date: January 14, 2020
Pages: 448 pages
Genre: Historical fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars ✰✰✰✰
Strengths: Characters, engaging and involved plot
Weaknesses: Intricate plot

I love the historical fiction style of this book. We meet three women - Aurelie, Daisy, and Babs - in three time periods - 1914, 1942, and 1964 - and get a brief glimpse of their lives, while finding out how they intersect across generations.

I liked all three main women pretty equally. They were all believable to me and had their personal strengths and weaknesses. Their love interests were also likable and interesting characters. Finding out how some of them ended up tied to others was a fun twist that I didn't see coming in all cases. Some of their connections were a bit of a surprise to me, but still believable and contributed to their happy endings.

This book did make me want to give away most of my belongings and move into a suite at the Ritz in Paris. Everyone else was doing it, so why not? Okay, so it's just one main character who lives there, but she was important in two other characters' lives, so we did get a lot of visualization of living there. And it sounded pretty comfy.

While I'm definitely a homebody, I did love reading about life in Paris. Overall I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars, and I'm looking forward to enjoying more historical fiction books from this author team.

Thank you to Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. The opinions in this review are not influenced by having received the book for free.


Liz Parker said...

Sounds like an interesting read, I like books that jump around time periods.

The Non-Housewives said...

I'm usually not a historical fiction fan but this sounds great!

Trin Carl said...

Love historical. I'll keep this one in mind.